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BYOD, Blended and Personal - Where the Magic Happens!
: Thursday, March 13th, 2014
: 3:00 PM EST
: 45 minutes
In classrooms where students are empowered to explore their own learning using technology, amazing things can happen. Students discover new ways to demonstrate learning. Classroom communication and collaboration flourish. Students become information producers rather than passive consumers.
But how do you make all of this happen in a BYOD or 1:1 environment? Which elements should you have in place to manage, nurture and encourage these learning communities? Although there are a wealth of pedagogical and technical points to consider, there is one tool no successful BYOD / BYOT or 1:1 implementation can be without:
A learning platform, or learning management system (LMS).
We've asked one of the leading experts in BYOT, Dr. Tim Clark, to tell us why. Coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (Forsyth County, Ga), and author of the BYOT Network blog, he has been a leader in one of the most successful BYOT implementations in the nation.
Please join us to hear Tim’s top reasons why an LMS can make these environments thrive.
Assessment for Learning in the Blended Classroom
Date: Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 45 minutes
Description: Assessment for learning is not about giving quizzes to students. For Black and Wiliam, and or many other experts in the field, formative assessment is not an instrument or an event, but a collection of practices with a common feature: they all lead to some action that improves learning.
In this webinar, will will take a deep look at five key strategies that should be at the heart of making teaching meet learners needs.
1. Sharing the learning intentions with students.
2. Knowing where students are BEFOREHAND.
3. Giving feedback that moves learning forward.
4. Students as co-learners.
5. Students owning their learning.
We will dive deeper to see how a blended learning platform can make these strategies come to life in real classrooms.